Powerful images of the student protests against gun violence

March 16, 2018

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On Wednesday, all across the United States, thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence.

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The student walkouts, which began around 10 a.m. in every time zone, lasted 17 minutes — a tribute to the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

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In Washington, D.C., hundreds of students walked to the White House, where they gathered outside to observe 17 minutes of silence.

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Then the students marched from outside the White House to a rally at the U.S. Capitol, where they were joined by Democratic lawmakers.

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Throughout the country, students who walked out held signs calling for gun safety laws and an end to gun violence in schools.

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At Columbine High School, the site of an infamous school shooting in 1999, students read the names of victims both in Parkland and at their own school.

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In Boston, school was canceled for a snow day, but students from around the area still marched to the Massachusetts State House.

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As the Washington Post reported, Wednesday’s actions were the biggest and most visible American student protests since anti-Vietnam War activism of the 1960s.

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